Biodiesel and Sunflower Oil: What Do They Have In Common?

I’m sure during some conversation with your peers; you’ve had a discussion about biodiesel and what it is. You’ve probably also wondered what it is made of and how it is produced. And, if you really can use it in the car that you drive?

Biodiesel has been in the making for quite some number of years. So much research has been conducted and much trial and error has gone into making it. Due the dwindling resource that we use daily namely petrol and diesel, we have had to look to other sources for fuel. Not to mention the high costs of petrol and diesel nowadays.

How are we supposed to keep going if the fuel costs just keep increasing?

I remember back in the day when it took me only R300 to fill my tank of petrol, now it’s double that and it barely lasts me two weeks. So it’s quite a relief that biodiesel has advanced to the point where we could use it in our own cars and trucks. Remember, though that it is biodiesel so you can only use in a diesel engine vehicle; whether it is a car or truck. It will function just as well, though, in your truck as conventional diesel.

Biodiesel is made from used sunflower oil. Many restaurants and cafes use sunflower oil in bulk. They could use hundreds of litres of this sunflower oil in a day. Thus disposing of it is a mission for these restaurants. It is legally required that they dispose of it in an ethical and healthy manner. Biodiesel producers have identified this market and have thus turned this wasteful used sunflower oil into a valuable resource.

The biodiesel producers collect the used sunflower oil from the various restaurants and take it back to their factory where they convert the oil into a usable fuel resource that you can use in your truck. This is a great resource for truck fleet owners. You could purchase biodiesel in bulk at a low cost and power your fleet of trucks for long time.

So now you have a better idea of biodiesel is and what is made of. You can easily use in your diesel powered truck and save a lot of money while you’re at it. Be sure to buy in bulk so that you have enough biodiesel. This is also great way of saving as you can keep stock of it while you negotiate better rates for large quantities.

Source by Hassim Seedat

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